Applied Ecology and Human Dimensions in Biological Conservation

Editors: Verdade, Luciano M., Lyra-Jorge, Maria Carolina, Piña, Carlos I. (Eds.)

  • Offers both technological tools and a conceptual basis required for the identification of problems related to biodiversity and their solution
  • Written by experts in their fields
  • Richly illustrated
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This book provides both the conceptual basis and technological tools that are necessary to identify and solve problems related to biodiversity governance. The authors discuss intriguing evolutionary questions, which involve the sometimes surprising adaptive capacity of certain organisms to dwell in altered and/or changing environments that apparently lost most of their structure and functionality. Space and time heterogeneities are considered in order to understand the patterns of distribution and abundance of species and the various processes that mold them. The book also discusses at which level—from genes to the landscape, including individuals, populations, communities, and ecosystems—men should intervene in nature in order to prevent the loss of biodiversity.

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From the book reviews:

“The 14-chapter, three-part volume provides convincing arguments about adding human aspects and governance questions to the topic of conservation and classic ecology worldwide. … A strength is the study area focus on Brazil. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above in conservation science.” (F. Huettmann, Choice, Vol. 52 (6), February, 2015)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Redirections in Conservation Biology

    Verdade, Luciano M. (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • Historical Ecology and the Explanation of Diversity: Amazonian Case Studies

    Balée, William

    Pages 19-33

  • Phylogenetic Diversity and the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity

    Faith, Daniel P. (et al.)

    Pages 35-52

  • Adaptation and Evolution in Changing Environments

    Rosalino, Luís Miguel (et al.)

    Pages 53-71

  • Biodiversity Loss and Infectious Diseases

    Lafferty, Kevin D.

    Pages 73-89

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eBook $149.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-50884-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Applied Ecology and Human Dimensions in Biological Conservation
Editors
  • Luciano M. Verdade
  • Maria Carolina Lyra-Jorge
  • Carlos I. Piña
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-54751-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-54751-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-54750-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50884-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 228
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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